According to a recent report by reserved firm Canalys, there we over 300 million smart devices shipped in the first quarter of 2013, which is apparently up 37.4 percent for the same quarter in 2012.
Canalys also revealed some details on the percentage share of those 300 million devices by operating system, and according to the report 59.5 percent of those 300 million devices used Google’s Android OS.
‘Despite its slowing growth, Apple still shipped over 37 million iPhones,’ said Pete Cunningham, Canalys Principal Analyst. ‘But HTC and Samsung have raised the bar with their latest handsets and Apple needs to respond with its next iPhone. The iPhone user interface is now six years old and badly in need of a refresh. Hardware-wise, the biggest dilemma that Apple faces is what it does with the size of the display on the next iPhone. It cannot afford to ignore the trend for larger displays in premium smart phones. We expect an increase on the iPhone 5’s 4″ display but are not anticipating a “Phablet”-style iPhone.’
The list is made up of smartphones, tablets and notebooks, in second place is Apple with a 19.3 percent share, this includes iOS devices and notebooks running OS X, and in third place is Microsoft with an 18.1 percent share, this includes, Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Windows 8 tablets and notebooks.
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